Good summary on where we are in many ways. Many, many issues need addressing. Just not sure if the hierarchy sense the urgency of it all.
I think there's been a realisation, albeit gradual, that we're not quite the root of all evil. Where 2/3 years ago the moaning regards our "resources" was neverending,
I think a number of counties have realised that, in a similar way to what the likes of Waterford, Clare, Tipp have been doing in order to push against Kilkenny's recent hurling dominance ie. putting their shoulders to the wheel & concentrating on closing the gap is much better than wasting time merely bemoaning & pointing at the strongest counties. The likes of Monaghan, Donegal, Tyrone, Tipperary illustrate what the likes of Kildare & Meath should've been doing.
And of course, there's one thing which many seem to continually forget - you will always have a number of top counties, always have a number of teams trying to break into that top bracket and always have a number of that make no headway come championship. It's sport. Everyone can't come home with a medal.
The silver lining? Watching & having watched this magnificent crop in sky blue in their pomp. We won't truly appreciate them 'til they're gone.